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IBM Global Labeling Guide


Volume 8 Symbols and Special Labels
Release: 5.6
Edition: November 14, 2013

Authors:
Erich Guenter,
Global Labeling Program Mgr.
Integrated Supply Chain, Global Logistics
IBM Germany
Wilhel-Fay-Str. 30-34
D-65936 Frankfurt
Germany
: (+49) 69 6645 6919
: eguenter@de.ibm.com
Lotus Notes: Erich Guenter/Germany/IBM@IBMDE

Bob Sanders
Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM)
Integrated Supply Chain, Global Logistics Program Management (GLPM)
IBM Corporation
Research Triangle Park, N. C. 27709, USA
: (+1) - 919-422-5567 (cell)
: btsander@us.ibm.com
Lotus Notes: Bob Sanders/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS

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Table of Contents
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1.0
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A.

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental Symbols and Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and Electrical Compliance Symbols and Markings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
International Standard Handling Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Handling Symbols. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling Monitoring Devices and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning and Hazard Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Seals and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Used Parts and Products Marking and Labeling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Labels and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix A : Revision History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1.0 Introduction
This document is volume 8 of the Global Labeling Guides. It gives an overview of special labels and markings that
are applied for various purposes to packages of products.
The term overview is used, because the details mostly exist in other IBM specifications or on web sites.
Those other documents can be found as per the table below.
Users of this document are advised to obtain and understand those details before using any of the symbols
referenced in this document.
Before reading this volume 8 it is advised to first read volume 1 of the Global Labeling Guides. It contains
background information that pertains to all of the volumes of the Global Labeling Guides series.

Identification/Title
of Document
C-B x-xxxx-xxx
C-H x-xxxx-xxx

Type of Document
IBM Corporate Bulletin

C-S x-xxxx-xxx

IBM Corporate
Specification
IBM Corporate Standard

CP 10.13

IBM Corporate Procedure

GA21-9261-11

IBM Packaging Guide

IBM Design Guide


(also known as IBM
Graphics Design
Guide)
N-B x-xxxx-xxx

Hard copy

xxxxxxx
(e.g. 37L8024)

IBM Engineering spec

IBM National Bulletin

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Source
(where it can be found)
http://w3.ibm.com/standards/
(IBM intranet)
http://w3.ibm.com/standards/
(IBM intranet)
http://w3.ibm.com/standards/
(IBM intranet)
http://w303.ibm.com/chq/environment/apc
c/procedures/procedures.htm
(IBM intranet)
http://www03.ibm.com/procurement/proweb.
nsf/ContentDocsByTitle/United+
States~Information+for+suppliers
#packaging
Each IBM business unit has their
own packaging spec.
http://w3.ibm.com/standards/
(IBM intranet)
ERE
(IBMs internal Enterprise
Repository Environment)

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from your IBM engineering
representative
from your IBM engineering
representative
from your IBM engineering
representative
from your IBM engineering
representative
Click on "Packaging
Requirements Manual".

from your IBM packaging


representative within each
brand
from your IBM engineering
representative
from your IBM engineering
representative

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2.0 Environmental Symbols and Markings


Except as noted, the symbols and markings listed in this section are required and must be applied to the item or the
package via a label or printed directly on the item or the package as indicated.
Note: packaging material recycling marks can be found in IBM Engineering Specification 5897661.
The method of application is left largely to each manufacturer/shipper to determine the best method unless otherwise
specified below.
Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Perchlorate warning statement.
Required for shipments of
systems, options, and FRUs
containing Lithium Manganese
Dioxide batteries.
Warning may either be shown
in the manual or documents
shipped with the product, or by
applying a label to the exterior
of the shipping package.
Effective since 01 Jan 2007.
Note: Virtually all IBM
products have these batteries in
them.

See IBM Engineering


Specification P/N 46G3772
and
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/h
azardouswaste/perchlora
te
for details.
Standalone Perchlorate
Warning Flyer:
P/N 42R6959
Label and artwork:
P/N 15R7482

International Plant Protection


Convention (IPPC) Logo and
Marking for Solid Wood
Treatment
Example shown is required by
the IPPC for heat treated
wooden packaging if exported.
Use of the symbol is controlled
by lumber grading agencies in
each country and can only be
used where authorized.
In this example (at left):
Country Initials (US), Facility
Code and Treatment Initials
(HT) if applicable.

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/i
mport_export/plants/plant_
exports/wpm/index.shtml

China RoHS Mark I logo.


Must be shown on the product
if it does not contain toxic and
hazardous substances or
elements above the clip level in
any material or application
including those exempt from
the requirements of the EU
RoHS Directive.

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http://www03.ibm.com/procurement/pr
oweb.nsf/ContentDocsByTi
tle/United+States~Informati
on+for+suppliers#3
(Click on Packaging
Requirements)
For further information on
ISPM-15 requirements go
to:
https://www.ippc.int/coreactivities/standardssetting/ispms
See IBM Engineering
Specification 46G3772 for
details
Artwork:
IBM P/N 49P2563
Label:
IBM P/N 42R7561

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
China RoHS Mark II logo.
Must be placed on products
which have one or more toxic
and hazardous substances
exceeding the clip level, even if
the toxic or hazardous
substance or element is used in
an application which is exempt
from the EU RoHS Directive.

See IBM Engineering


Specification 46G3772 for
details

European Union separate


collection mark for electrical
and electronic equipment
(WEEE).
Indicates that the item must not
be disposed of to the normal
household waste, but be
separately collected and
recycled.

See IBM Engineering


Specifications 46G3772
and 5897661 for details as
well as GA 21-9261 and
Global Labeling Guides
vol. 2 and 6.

European Union separate


collection marks for batteries.
Indicates that the battery must
not be disposed of to the
normal household waste, but
be separately collected and
recycled.

See IBM Engineering


Specifications 46G3772
and 5897661 for details as
well as GA 21-9261 and
Global Labeling Guides
vol. 2 and 6.

The upper symbol must be


shown on batteries. Refer to
IBM Eng.Spec. 46G3772 for
details.

Batteries

Where details can be


found

The lower symbol has


supplemental wording
recommended by IBM and must
be shown on packaging or
product package labels of
products, where a battery is or
may be contained.

Artwork:
IBM P/N 49P2563)
Labels:
IBM P/N 42R7643 (left)
IBM P/N 42R7646 (right)

Artwork:
IBM P/N 49P2563

Artwork, drawings and


labels:
Upper
IBM P/N 23R9112
Lower:
IBM P/N 44V5625
IBM P/N 42R8123

The symbol size must be 1 cm x


1 cm minimum excluding the
supplemental wording. Refer to
the IBM Global Labeling Guide
volume 2 and 6 for details.
Note:
Batteries and accumulators
containing heavy metals must
be marked with specific
symbols for heavy metal
content.
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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description

Where details can be


found

Taiwan battery recycling


symbol.
All dry cell batteries (= others
than Lead Acid batteries) that
are not filled sold in Taiwan are
required to have the Four-inone recycling symbol and the
words, in Chinese characters,
which interpreted mean Please
recycle batteries.
This symbol must be printed on
the product if possible, and
optionally on the package labels
of products, where a battery is
or may be contained. If the
symbol cannot be printed on
ther product, it must be printed
on the package label.

See IBM Engineering


Specification 46G3772 for
details.

Korea's e-Standby Power


Warning Label:

Based on the article 18, 19,


20, 21 of the Rational
Energy Utilization Act

A. Size and Location


(1) Minimum size of the label
as shown in picture.
(2) Location: the label should
be displayed in front, on the
upper side or the nameplate of
the product where it is easily
found and on the packaging.

Artwork, label:
P/N 22R2305

Regulation on Standby
Power Reduction
Program(Ministry of
Knowledge Economy
Notification No. 2011-23,
2011. 2.16)

B. Color
(1) In principle, various colors
are used to display the logo.
In this case, PANTONE
COLORS are used in principle,
but 4 primary colors can be
used according to the
characteristics of the product:
Yellow PANTONE Process
Yellow C Y100%
Black PANTONE Process
Black C K100%
(2) In some cases the simple
colors are used for expression
and 100% ink or the
predominant color of the
products surface is used.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Turkey WEEE, RoHS and EMC
label:

Where details can be


found
IBM P/N 46T8687

This label is added to shipment


packages that go into Turkey to
meet the local legal
requirements.

Croatia WEEE label :

IBM P/N 46T8783

Environmental Notices and


User Guide (ENUG) addendum
on product recycling and
disposal.

Recycling Symbol Chasing


Arrows

IBM P/N 42R8029

See also ES 587661 for usage


of the symbol.

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3.0 Safety and Electrical Compliance Symbols and Markings


The markings in the table below must be shown on the product as applicable. This may be done by either printing on
a label or on the machine plate, or marked/printed directly on a permanent member of the product, e.g. the machines
chassis.
The marks should in addition be printed on the product package labels unless otherwise stated.
Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
European Union (EU) mark of
conformity.

Where details can be


found
C-S 1-1120-000
Label:
IBM P/N 40H3612
Artwork:
IBM P/N 49P2563
See also P/N 46G3772 for
details.

EAC Mark of Conformity of


the Russia, Kazakhstan and
Belarus Customs Union

N-B 2-0001-414

The minimal size of the mark is


5x5 mm. The proportions must
be maintained as shown in the
figure. It can be used either in
black on white, or in white on
black. A test house or certificate
number is not required as part
of the product labeling.
Note: this mark has been
superceeding the GOST
mark.and needs to be used for
all new products introduced
from 2013-02-15 on.

Russian Compliance Mark.


Required by Russian Legal.
This is one of several symbols
which are unique to the test
agency that approved the
machine.
ME01 refers to the lab where
the product was tested.

Artwork:
IBM P/N: 49P2563

This symbol going to be


replaced with the EAC mark
when the current certification
expires

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Korean KC Mark.
This marking goes on the
agency label, along with a set of
supplemental information. See
Global Labeling guide volume
2 (PN 31L5039), section 3.5.1.

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Further information and
details of the certification
requirements are
documented in National
Bulletin N-B 2-0001-404.

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4.0 International Standard Handling Symbols


This section shows symbols from International Standard ISO-780 or ASTM D5445.
Whenever handling symbols are required, use only those symbols provided in ISO-780 or ASTM D5445. Any new
symbols should follow the design guidelines of those standards. If what you're trying to convey is not covered by
either of those standards, then consult section 5.0 for symbols which have been custom created by IBM.
To comply with Chinese law, international symbols must be used. Reference ISO 780.
Except as noted, the items listed below may be applied to the package as a label or as printed icons directly on the
package. The method of application is left largely to each shipper to determine the best method unless otherwise
specified below. The preference is for the markings to be of maximum contrast such as black on kraft background
(and not IBM Blue on kraft background for instance).
Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description

Where details can be


found

Fragile indicator.

ISO-780

This symbol is usually printed


directly on the carton. It is
routinely applied to all IBM
finished goods packaging. It is
not applied to FRUs, parts, etc.

IBM Intranet:

Important: ISO-780 Style is


Mandatory per Chinese
Regulations.

http://w3.ibm.com/ibm/reso
urce/isc_gl_pkg_home.html
(follow the link to
International Handling
Symbols)

Keep Dry indicator.

ISO-780

This symbol is usually printed


directly on the carton. It is
routinely applied to all IBM
finished goods packaging. It is
not applied to FRUs, parts, etc.

IBM Intranet:

Important: ISO-780 Style is


Mandatory per Chinese
Regulations.

http://w3.ibm.com/ibm/reso
urce/isc_gl_pkg_home.html
(follow the link to
International Handling
Symbols)

The reader should also consider


the EIA/JEDEC Moisture
Sensitive Symbol in section
5.0. This symbol is used by
IBM's Microelectronics
Division.
This end up.
This symbol is usually printed
directly on the carton, closest to
upper left corner of vertical
panel
This symbol is used routinely to
indicate optimum stacking
orientation.
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ISO-780
IBM Intranet:
http://w3.ibm.com/ibm/reso
urce/isc_gl_pkg_home.html
(follow the link to
International Handling
Symbols)

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Stacking - Safe Stack Height.
The number, n, identifies the
maximum number of boxes that
should be stacked vertically. It
is usually printed on the carton.
This symbol is required for
packages to indicate safe stack
height with regard to tipping
over or calculated limits of
package compression strength.
The numeral located in the
middle square indicates the
number of boxes, not the
number of pallets in the stack
and includes the bottom carton
in the stack.

Where details can be


found
GA21-9261-11
http://www03.ibm.com/procurement/pr
oweb.nsf/objectdocswebvie
w/fileibm+packaging+requi
rements+manual/$file/ga21
-926111b+31l5345+ec+g48655+
2006-08-14.pdf
See also (IBM Intranet):
http://w3.tap.ibm.com/data/
medialibrary/media/59394.
pdf/257542/2010_08_31_0
648_International_Handlin
g

Important: ISO-780 Style is


Mandatory per Chinese
Regulations.
Do not stack

As above

Stacking of the transport


package is not allowed and
no load should be placed
on the transport package.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Center of Gravity Indicator.
These should be used on
packages which are top heavy.
Four are used - one on each
vertical side to indicate the
location of the center of gravity
of the package.

Where details can be


found
This is an ISO-780 and
ASTM D5445 symbol.

This symbol is required for


large crates regardless of height
as well as top heavy items such
as those for which tilt indicators
are applied. If the precise
location of the center of gravity
for a given item depending on
configuration varies, it is
permissible to put it as close as
possible so that it still conveys
the important off center or
top heavy message.
This symbol is required by
Chinese Law and Standard
Practice for Export shipments.
They are especially important
on all crated items and
otherwise any heavy, unwieldy
or top heavy items.
Proper Fork Lift Handling
FUNCTION:

ASTM D5445-2011:
Symbol #44

To indicate the package shall be


strapped/secured to the mast
when using forklift and tilted to
mast
REMARKS:
to be placed on at least two
adjacent sides in upper corner

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Top Heavy
FUNCTION:

Where details can be


found
ASTM D5445-2011:
Symbol #45

To indicate that the package is


top heavy and may tip over
easily, and thus become a
hazard
REMARKS:
Place on all four sides in upper
portion of package.

Do Not Lay Down


FUNCTION:

ASTM D5445-2011:
Symbol #47

To indicate product must be


kept upright at all times. Do
not lay the package down.
REMARKS:
Place on all four sides of the
package.
Ramp Handling Safety
FUNCTION:

ASTM D5445-2011:
Symbol #48

To indicate importance of
handling with at least 3 people
while de-palletizing and
handling.
REMARKS:
Place at least on two opposite
sides of package

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Fork Lift Safety
FUNCTION:

Where details can be


found
ASTM D5445-2011:
Symbol #49

To indicate that the operator is


to extend the fork tines to the
widest position that will enter
the pallet
REMARKS:
Place on each face of the
package that can be accessed by
the fork lift. Pallet design
shown in the icon may be
altered to match the actual
pallet appearance.

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5.0 Custom Handling Symbols


The symbols in this section should only be used if a satisfactory symbol cannot be found in International Standard ISO-780 or
ASTM D5445. Note: Use of these symbols does not comply with Chinese law

Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Safety Alert symbol.

Where details can be


found
C-S 3-0501-070

The Safety Alert symbol is


generally followed by the word
"DANGER" or "CAUTION" in
large bold letters:
DANGER: Applicable to
situations with the potential of
causing death or serious
injury.
CAUTION: Applicable to
situations with the potential of
causing moderate or minor
injury.
Weight warning symbol:
Heavy Package (12 18 kg)
The Weight symbol is
comprised of the Safety Alert
symbol, followed by the weight
range of the box shown in
metric and English units (e.g.,
kilograms and pounds).

Weight warning symbol:


Heavy Package (18 32 kg)
The Weight symbol is
comprised of the Safety Alert
symbol and two figures lifting a
box, followed by the weight
range of the box shown in
metric and English units (e.g.,
kilograms and pounds).

C-S 3-0501-070
GA21-9261-11
Label and Artwork:
P/N 92F6939
(see also P/N 25H1994)

C-S 3-0501-070
GA21-9261-11
Label and Artwork :
IBM P/N 92F6940
(see also P/N 25H1995)

Caution: Applicable to boxes


within a weight range of 18-32
kg (39.7-70.5 lbs.).

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Weight warning symbol:
Heavy Package (32 55 kg)
The Weight symbol is
comprised of the Safety Alert
symbol and three figures lifting
a box, followed by the weight
range of the box shown in
metric and English units (e.g.,
kilograms and pounds).

Where details can be


found
C-S 3-0501-070
GA21-9261-11
Label and Artwork :
P/N 92F6941
(see also P/N 25H1996)

Caution: Applicable to boxes


within a weight range of 18-32
kg (70.5-121.2 lbs.).
Weight warning symbol :
Heavy Package ( > 55 kg)
The Weight symbol is
comprised of the Safety Alert
symbol and a forklift, followed
by the weight range of the box,
shown in metric and English
units (e.g., kilograms and
pounds).

C-S 3-0501-070
GA21-9261-11
Label and Artwork:
P/N 92F6942
(see also P/N 25H1997)

Caution: Applicable to boxes


weighing more than 55 kg
(121.2 lbs.).
Top Heavy Symbol.

IBM P/N 46D2003

Note: This symbol should not


be used for new packaging
designs as it has been replaced
by the new ASTM D54452011: Symbol #45 (see section
4.0)

Handling Safety Label

IBM P/N 23R0316

This is the current IBM unique


label for safe rack handling.
Note: : This symbol should not
be used for new packaging
designs as it has been replaced
by the new ASTM D54452011: Symbol #48 (see section
4.0)

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
ESD Warning Label.

C-H 2-0001-703

Label is to be applied to the


package component that is
providing the ESD protection.
Access to the ESD sensitive
part must require the user to
break this label.

IBM part number: 6937292


(removable adhesive)

Moisture Sensitive symbol.

EIA/JEDEC document
JEP113-B, "Symbols and
Labels for Moisture
Sensitive Parts".

The left symbol is an


EIA/JEDEC symbol to identify
a moisture sensitive part.
The right symbol identifies the
level of moisture sensitivity.
These symbols are used by
IBM's Microelectronics
Division.
Other IBM divisions should use
the ISO "Keep Dry" indicator
(umbrella) shown in section 4.0

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(removable adhesive)

An internal IBM document


is under construction by the
Microelectronics Division
center of competency for
Labeling called "Moisture
Sensitive Label Package" .
An IBM part number has
not yet been assigned.

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6.0 Handling Monitoring Devices and Labels


This section consists of devices/labels used to monitor the status of products while in transit or when handling occurs and labels
that provide guidance on how to deal with damaged goods.
The items listed below must be placed directly on the external package. The shipper may determine the best location to affix the
device/label unless otherwise specified below.

Sample of symbol or special label or attachment


Tilt Indicator
Companion Label

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Description
The TiltWatch XTR is a
mechanical device that monitors
whether the package it is
attached to has been kept
upright all the time, and has not
been tilted to a degree of more
than approx. 70 degrees.
The monitor device is
comprised of the tilt indicator
itself and a companion label.
The indicator must always be
applied together with the label.
Note: the example shown on the
left is the generic TiltWatch and
companion label as obtained
from the supplier.

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found
IBM intranet:
http://w3.ibm.com/articles/
workingknowledge/2009/06
/isc_gl_pkg_tilt.html
IBM part numbers of the tilt
watch:
- P/N 21F9688
(indicator)
- P/N 21F9689
(companion label)
Supplier website:
www.shockwatch.com

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7.0 Warning and Hazard Labels


Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Magnetized Material Warning
label.
This Magnetized Material
Warning is required by
IATA/ICAO Dangerous Goods
shipping regulations for
international air transport.

Where details can be


found
IATA/ICAO Dangerous
Goods Manual
IBM part number:
74Y8041

Note: this label must be blue as


specified on the print

This lithium metal batteries


handling label is required on
packages that contain
- any quantity of lithium metal
cells and batteries
- any quantity of lithium metal
cells and batteries packed with
equipment.

Print and Artwork:


IBM P/N: 46D2120
For more details see
IBM Engineering Spec
92F6933
(section 6.3.2)

- equipment that is installed


with more than 4 lithium metal
cells or 2 lithium metal batteries
Note 1: button cells are exempt.
Note 2: this label must have the
red hatch border as specified on
the print

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
This lithium ion batteries
handling label is required on
packages that contain
- any quantity of lithium ion
cells and batteries
- any quantity of lithium ion
cells and batteries packed with
equipment.

Where details can be


found
Print and Artwork:
IBM P/N :46D2121
For more details see
IBM Engineering Spec
92F6933
(section 6.3.2)

- equipment that is installed


with more than 4 lithium ion
cells or 2 lithium ion batteries
Note 1: button cells are exempt.
Note 2: this label must have the
red hatch border as specified on
the print

Warning labels for packages


containing primary Lithium
batteries.
There is a small label for
packages below 30 kg, and a
large one for packages of 30 kg
and above.

Print and Artwork:


IBM P/N: 32R0124
(small label)
IBM P/N: 32R0123
(large label)

Note: in the label it is


permissible to replace primary
lithium batteries with Lithium
metal batteries.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
This label is required on the
outside of an overpack carton
when any packages inside have
a Lithium Battery Handling
Label (46D2120, 46D2121).

Where details can be


found
Print and Artwork:
IBM P/N 74Y8042

This label can also be used for


any other dangerous goods
overpack.
To be used on the outer package
of nonspillable lead acid
batteries and equipment that is
packed with or contains a
nonspillable battery.

Print and Artwork:


IBM P/N 46K5023

Suffocation Hazard Warning


label.

IBM Artwork P/N:


32R0131

For more details see IBM


Engineering Spec. 92F6933

Plastic bag with the following


suffocation hazard warning in
24 different languages.
"WARNING: TO AVOID
DANGER FROM
SUFFOCATION KEEP
THESE BAGS AWAY FROM
BABIES AND CHILDREN."
This wording is legally required
for all plastic bags 0.025 mm
(0.001 inch) thickness or less
and with an opening of 355 cm
(14 inches) or greater
(circumference) but
recommended for all poly bags.
Wording is printed directly on
the bags. Note: In addition to
the markings, 6 mm holes must
be punctured in the bags to
comply with UK standards.
Use of this bag is required by
various international laws (e.g.
Canada, UK, and some U.S.
states).

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8.0 Security Seals and Symbols


All packages containing IBM assets must be sealed with tamper evident tape or labels depending on the type of shipment and the
asset classification level.
All shippers of FRUs individually packaged in rigid containers are required to seal the containers using Quality Seal tape or label
equivalent (commonly known as Q Seals, Q Labels, or Q Tape). The purpose of this volume is to show a few examples of such
seals and tape. The reader is urged to obtain a copy of and study IBM Corporate Bulletin C-B 0-3700-000 for details and further
examples.

Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description

Where details can be


found

Serialized Quality Label.

CP 10.13

Quality seal/label for MSQ


(Maintenance Service
Qualified) machines and
general asset Relocation
purposes.

C-B 0-3700-000
IBM part number: 21H3100

Note: Label shown is the new


design that comes with only 2
labels for each seal serial
number, revised wording and an
additional language. The
previous version had been
produced in bundles of 4 labels
each serial number. Existing
inventory of this version may be
used.

"Do Not Reseal" Label.

Print and Artwork:

Applied to parts with critical


quality concerns. Eligibility
must be determined by site
Quality Organization with
agreement from MTS / SPO.

IBM P/N: 92F6937

This label is applied at factory /


Mfg. Sites only.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Tamper Evident Sealed for
Quality by IBM seal.

Where details can be


found
IBM P/N: 13H6475

Application mostly with


Finished Goods, but in some
cases also used with FRUs

Maintenance Service
Qualification (MSQ) tag.
A tamper evident seal for
placement on original MSQ
documentation - e.g. Relocation
Services Inventory (RSI) forms
accompanying returned and
relocated assets that are sealed
with label 21H3100 (above).

C-B 0-3700-000
http://w3.ibm.com/standards
(IBM intranet)
A) MSQ tag for the US:
IBM P/N : 21H3112
B) MSQ tag for EMEA:
IBM P/N 21H3184

For IBM Field use only.

IBM Padlock tape.


To be used to seal all types of
IBM products (Machines, MES,
FRUs, Options).
Note: the first picture in the
left column shows a drawing,
the second picture shows the
real tape.

IBM P/N: 46D2114


(pressure sensitive tape for
manual application)
IBM P/N: 46D2115
(pressure sensitive tape for
machine application)
IBM P/N: 46D2116
(gummed kraft tape)
Artwork for all above PNs:
IBM P/N: 46D2117

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9.0 Used Parts and Products Labeling


Parts and products and packages containing such parts and products must be affixed with a conspicuous label that indicates the
manufacturing, reconditioned/renovated, refurbished, used, or serviceable used status of the part or product. Use of this label is in
addition to, not a substitute for, adherence to the other labeling requirements in IBMs Global Labeling Guides.

Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description

Where details can be


found

Certified Reutilized Part label.

C-S 0-5103-007

Permanent, tamper evident label


required to be affixed to all
ETN (equivalent to new) and
CSP (Certified Service Parts)
parts and their packages. White
printing on blue background is
required.

IBM P/N 45D3078


(package label)

Used Part label.

C-S 0-5103-007

This label is applied to


reutilized field service parts
(and their packaging) that have
been tested and are working
well, but have not been
qualified as ETN or CSP parts
class.

IBM P/N 74Y1049 (small


part label)

Field Use Container Seal.


(used in the US only)

C-S 0-5103-007

Used to replace the IBM


Quality seal. Space is provided
to fill in the date, employee ID,
and IBM branch office number.

IBM P/N 45D3080 (small


part label)
IBM P/N 45D3081 (large
part label)

IBM P/N 74Y1050 (large


part label)
IBM P/N 74Y1051
(package label)

IBM P/N 45D3079

Refurbished monitors require a


"USED EQUIPMENT" label.

IBM P/N 84F6880.

This machine is manufactured from


new parts or new and used parts.

Required statement unless the


responsible product manager
can demonstrate and has
certified in writing that only
new parts are used in its
manufacture and Legal approval
has been obtained.

C-S 1-1121-017

This product is refurbished and


contains used parts.

Required when the product has


been reconditioned or
refurbished.

C-S 1-1121-017

USED EQUIPMENT

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10.0 Miscellaneous Labels and Symbols


This section contains miscellaneous IBM labels and symbols to be used as indicated or as directed by IBM.

Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
IBM Logo.
Do not put IBM logo's on
packages for FRU parts.

Where details can be


found
See C-S 1-1121-000 for
part number listing. There
are several part numbers
depending on size and
whether it is a label or just
artwork for printing
purposes.
See also provisions shown
on the IBM Intranet:
http://w303.ibm.com/marketing/bran
ding/do/ibmlogo.html

FILLER (EMPTY) BOX

This box is deliberately shipped empty


And is only used to stabilize the load.

This label is required to be


applied to a package containing
equipment that has been
refurbished by GARS (Global
Asset Recovery Services) and is
sold in the US by IBMs
Global Financing organization.

See IBM Global Labeling


Guide Vol.1 (P/N 31L5038)
and Vol.2. (P/N 31L5039)

This label is required to be


placed on empty boxes used to
complete a layer of cartons on a
pallet load. It must be visible
on the outside surfaces of the
pallet load.

GA-21-9261-11
(IBM P/N 31L5345)

Required by IBM Global


Logistics Operations Support
(GLOS) and carriers.

FILLER (EMPTY) BOXES ARE


USED TO STABILIZE THIS LOAD.

This label is required to be


affixed to a pallet or case when
one or more filler (empty)
boxes have been placed on the
pallet or in the case. The
quantity is written in by the
operator.

GA-21-9261-11
(IBM P/N 31L5345)

Required by IBM Global


Logistics Operations Support
(GLOS) and carriers.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Reusable Container
Container made in xxx
Contents made in yyy

Description
Country of Origin marking of
reusable containers.
This marking is required on
reusable containers by Customs
Regulations.
xxx and yyy are the full
English names of the countries
of origin of the reusable
container and the contents
respectively.
The only allowable
abbreviations are US, USA and
UK.

Where details can be


found
IBM Country of Origin
Marking Instructions
Reference:
http://www03.ibm.com/procurement/pr
oweb.nsf/ContentDocsByTi
tle/United+States~Country
+of+origin+marking+instru
ctions?OpenDocument&Par
ent=Global+Procurement
Please note the special
wording requirements for
US origin goods.

Note: The "Contents made in


yyy" must be omitted when the
container is empty.

Battery Recharge Schedule


label

Global Labeling Guide


Volume 6
(IBM P/N 31L5241)

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
Attention label

Where details can be


found
P/N 21H3146

Label attached to high end


server ship group packages of
machines that are not installed
by customers themselves.

Attention Label

IBM P/N 44H8665

Multi-language label which


advises customers that the
product this label is attached to
should be self-installed by the
customer. Thus no service of an
IBM CSR is needed.

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
REPAIR IDENTIFICATION
TAG Label

Where details can be


found
IBM P/N 19P5941

This label is used to tag a


(complete) replacement unit
with the machine type and serial
number of the defect unit

REPAIR IDENTIFICATION
TAG Label

IBM P/N 13N0477

This label is used to tag a


(complete) replacement unit
with the machine type and serial
number of the defect unit

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Sample of symbol or special label or attachment

Description
REPAIR IDENTIFICATION
TAG Label

Where details can be


found
IBM P/N 1416996

This label is used to tag a


(complete) replacement unit
with the machine type and serial
number of the defect unit

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Appendix A. Revision History


Date

EC Level

2002-03-22

F55024

Creation of first edition

2002-11-25

H15784

Revised to update ISO-780 handling symbols and wood treatment stamps.

2006-11-29

G42517

1) New format and order of sections


2) Added table of contents
3) Added IBM Credit LLC label
4) Replaced weight warning labels of section 4 with new designs / ECs
5) Added Perchlorate Warning Label (section 2.0)
6) Updated the IPPC Logo image (section 2.0)
7) Eliminated references to downlevel or no longer used shock and tilt indicators
8) Added the Tilt Monitor Card (TMC) and companion label in section 5.0
9) Updated the artwork on 21H3100 in section 7.0
10) Updated the suffocation hazard warning label to include graphic images
11) General: Corrected some downlevel web links throughout the document

2008-06-05

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1) Split of section 2) Environmental and Electrical Compliance Symbols, Markings and


Labels into 2) Environmental Symbols and Markings and 3) Safety and Electrical
Compliance Symbols and Markings
2) Added China RoHS, China CCC and Taiwan Battery marks, the crossed-out wheeled
trash bin symbol and the new Top Heavy label. Added Russian GOST mark ME06.
3) Removed the (old) Chinese CIB symbol and P/N 12F0738 (plain brown label)
4) Moved various symbols and marks into more appropriate sections/categories

2008-08-06

L81024

1) Added a modified crossed out wheeled bin logo with supplemental wording for
packaging application to meet the EU directives requirements on battery marking

2008-12-22

L80800A

1) added lithium batteries handling labels to section 7


2) Changed the title of section 7 from Safety Compliance and Warning Labels into
Warning and Hazard Labels
3) Added new tilt device from Shockwatch Inc. (section 6)

2011-01-26

L80800F

1) Clarification on the application of the China CCC marking (section 3)


2) Fixed an error on the C-S reference for the used parts statement
3) Replaced the Serviceable Used Part label by the Certified Reutilized Part label
4) Added the new Used Part label (section 9).
5) Added the new Field Reseal label (section 9).
6) Added the new Overpack label (section 7).
7) Added the NONSPILLABLE (battery) label (section 7).
8) Added the revised "Do Not Reseal" Label (section 8).
9) Updated the serialized Asset / Quality Seal (section 8).
10) Removed IBM legacy handling labels, leaving the corresponding ISO symbols only
11) Removed Reconditioned/Renovated by and Reconditioned/Renovated for
statement labels from section 9
12) Added the new Battery Recharge Schedule label (section 10).
13) Conversion from Lotus WordPro into MS Word
14) Removed references to French language requirements since that is not labels or
symbols (section 10)
15) Added new IBM Logo tape PN 46D2114 and its variants (section 8)
16) Removed IBM logo tape with reference to sealing specification 73G1913 (section 8)
17) Removed reference to Q-Tape 92F6935 and 92F6936 (section 8)

2013-11-14

L80800M

1) Removed the words Europe only from the battery recycling label (section 2)
2) Added example of the China pollution control label for 5 and 30 year product use and
removed the ones for 10 and 20 year use (section 2)

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3) Added the Korean e-Standby Power Warning Label (section 2)


4) Added the Croatia and Turkey WEEE Label (section 2)
5) Added the common Chasing Arrows recycling symbol (section 2)
6) Removed both Mexican NOM marks (section 3)
7) Removed the China CCC mark (section 3)
8) Added the new Russia EAC Mark of Conformity and removed all the old/legacy
Russian GOST marks (section 3)
9) Added the Korean KC mark (section 3)
10) Added the new ASTM handling symbols (sectioin 4)
11) Removed Heavy Package - > 20kg label (section 5)
12) Replaced pictures of tilt devide and companion label by actual ones (section 6)
13) Removed Attention Receiving Personnel label, it is no longer used (section 6)
14) Added the tamper evident Sealed for Quality by IBM seal (section 8)
15) Changed description and requirements of Reusable Container label (section 10)
16) Removed Asset ID emblem/symbol, which is no longer in use (section 10)
17) Added Attention labels (section 10)
18) Added Repair Identification Tag labels (section 10)
Table 6: Revision History
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